Paris Jackson Has A Powerful Message About Body Positivity & Nudity

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Paris Jackson has been in and out of the news constantly in recent months due to her budding acting and modeling career and her famous friends — but she isn’t allowing the heightened level of scrutiny to force her to be someone she’s not.

Yesterday (May 13), Jackson posted a black-and-white profile photo to her Instagram where she’s topless, revealing her ribcage tattoo, accompanied by an impassioned speech to her followers who may begrudge her the nudity.

“I’ll say it again for those questioning what i stand for and how i express myself,” she writes, “being naked is part of what makes us human. for me it helps me feel more connected to mama gaia. i’m usually naked when i garden. it’s actually a beautiful thing and you don’t have to make it sexual the way many hollywood stars (and the media) do.”

She certainly has the right to wear (or not, as the case may be) and post whatever the hell she wants.

Jackson then goes on to talk about the relationship between feminism and self-expression, and the misconception that feminism and sexiness must be mutually exclusive (and that feminists who bare their bodies are in some way betraying the cause.)

“Not only is your body a temple and should be worshipped as so, but also part of feminism is being able to express yourself in your own way, whether it’s being conservative and wearing lots of clothes or showing yourself,” she writes.

She rounds out the post with a shout-out to body positivity. “No matter what ‘flaws’ you have, whether it be scars, or extra weight, stretch marks, freckles, whatever, it is beautiful and you should express yourself however you feel comfortable.”

i'll say it again for those questioning what i stand for and how i express myself. nudity started as a movement for ‘going back to nature’, ‘expressing freedom’, ‘being healthier’ and was even called a philosophy. being naked is part of what makes us human. for me it helps me feel more connected to mama gaia. i'm usually naked when i garden. it's actually a beautiful thing and you don't have to make it sexual the way many hollywood stars (and the media) do. not only is your body a temple and should be worshipped as so, but also part of feminism is being able to express yourself in your own way, whether it's being conservative and wearing lots of clothes or showing yourself. there's different ways of absorbing mother earth's energy, my favorites are earthing which is absorbing the earths vibrations from contact between the soil and your bare feet, as well as letting your naked skin absorb the rays of the sun. the human body is a beautiful thing and no matter what "flaws" you have, whether it be scars, or extra weight, stretch marks, freckles, whatever, it is beautiful and you should express yourself however you feel comfortable. if this makes some of you upset i completely understand and i encourage you to maybe no longer follow me, but i cannot apologize for this in any way. it is who i am and i refuse to shy away and keep my beliefs a secret. every one as an opinion and every one has their beliefs. we don't always agree with one another and that's okay. but again, we are all human, and to appreciate the things that other people do that make us human helps us feel connected. how can that be a bad thing?

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It’s a powerful message, and we give her all of the props for delivering it.

Molly ThomsonCOLLEGECANDY Writer
Writer. Boxed mac & cheese aficionado. I tried to start a girl-band when I was 12.
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